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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Oct 7, 2011 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

Yes, Apple is. They're a separate company with their own management and their own board of directors. Completely distinct from Jobs, who gave away like $1000 of his own money total ever.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 7, 2011 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

You have absolutely no idea how much money Steve Jobs donated to charity and neither do I because he chose to keep that activity private. It may have been pennies and it may have been an amount that would make your eyes water. You can pointlessly speculate wherever your prejudices lead you along that spectrum - but unless someone opens the accounts pointless speculation is all it is.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 7, 2011 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

Agreed. Related news article: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/steve-jobs-death-billions-remain-private-topic/story?id=14682218

65% of his wealth comes from Pixar investments, not Apple - putting his money where his energy and beliefs were. I like this quote from the end of the article:

In 1993, Jobs told the Wall Street Journal: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful…that's what matters to me."

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

If achieving wonders rather than acquiring wealth was our primary motivation how much more pleasant the world might be - but how satisfying to be able to do both.

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Oct 7, 2011 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

I, in fact, do happen to know this. So I'm not speculating at all. And I can assure you that his charitable activities were pathetic. He was actually always famous for his miserliness and bad attitude. All he wanted to do was make his companies big and successful. That's cool, but I am a firm believer that the ultra-wealthy have a duty to give their money away.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 7, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

Oh yes? And how do you, an anonymous poster from some dark corner of the Internet, know this when the major news organizations do not? You surely don't expect us hardboiled old cynics to simply take your word for it, now do you?

Where's the fucking money, Lebowski?